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Category: Activities & Crafts

Join Us for Family Days at the Library! First Up: Make a Zine on February 10.

Posted by: Rachel Gordon

On Saturday, February 10th, the Informal Learning Office kicks off a series of monthly, in-person family activity programs. We look forward to welcoming you to sessions full of creative activities, and opportunities to explore Library collections in the beautiful surroundings of the mezzanine level of the Thomas Jefferson Building. February’s program is a “zine,” or …

A homemade Advent calendar, featuring images from Library collections, displayed on a mantel with holiday greens, decorations, and candles.

Crafting from the Collections: Making an Advent Calendar

Posted by: Rachel Gordon

Growing up, having an Advent calendar was a fun part of my family’s holiday celebrations. Opening up a little cardboard door or window each morning from December 1st added a nice sense of anticipation and a handy visual countdown to how many days were left until Christmas. Later, my own children invariably squabbled over who …